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Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol tore down two statues and allegedly attacked a state senator on Tuesday. He was killed leading his troops at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863. I am saddened at the cowardice of Madison officials to deal with these thugs,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos tweeted as the statues were being torn down. The group then went on to throw the statue into Lake Monona. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors charged two more men Wednesday with damaging property for allegedly helping topple two statues on the Wisconsin Capitol grounds during a protest in June against police brutality and racism. Published: Jun. Protesters toppled a Christopher Columbus statue in Richmond, Virginia, and beheaded a Columbus statue in Boston on June 9. The "Forward" statue was covered with baking soda and left in the street after it was torn down on Tuesday night in Madison. Get a roundup of the most important and intriguing national stories delivered to your inbox every weekday. The original Forward statue was first placed in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol in 1895. MADISON (WKOW) - Protesters pulled down the Forward statue that normally stands outside the State Capitol and left it lying in the middle of the road. Statue of Hans Christian Heg has been pulled down at the Wisconsin State Capitol. pic.twitter.com/fGYmDDf78j. has torn down a statue of an anti-slavery activist who died fighting the Confederacy. Heg, who immigrated to the United States from Norway, became a newspaper editor and an outspoken member of the anti-slavery Free Soil Party. MADISON - Fury exploded outside the Wisconsin State Capitol on Tuesday night as protesters smashed windows at the statehouse, attacked a state senator, and tore down … Wisconsin crowd pulls down statue of abolitionist who died fighting slavery. The protesters leave the statue … Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol tore down … He goes inside and paces through the restaurant with the bat on his shoulder, saying he’s “disturbing” the restaurant and talking about God and the police before walking out. He said on Twitter that he was kicked and punched by protesters, and that he believed he suffered a concussion. Vos also questioned why Democratic Gov. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol tore down two statues and attacked a state senator amid protests following the arrest of a Black man who was at a restaurant with a megaphone and a baseball bat. After it came crashing to the ground, the figure was unceremoniously rolled to a nearby lake and dumped, as the crowd cheered. Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison tore down two statues and attacked a state senator amid protests following the arrest of a Black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat. “This is absolutely despicable. “I don’t know what happened … all I did was stop and take a picture … and the next thing I’m getting five-six punches, getting kicked in the head,” Carpenter told a reporter for the newspaper. The Forward statue is now in the middle of Mifflin Street. This website uses cookies. Intended to symbolize the virtues of “devotion and progress,” the piece was a 1990s replica of a monument standing since 1895. The destruction followed similar unrest nationwide following Floyd’s death, but in other cities statues of Confederate soldiers and other symbols of slavery were destroyed. A few protesters just beat a man up and smashed the windows of his car, after the man rammed into a person’s bike, then came out of his car walking towards protesters with his fists raised. Another abolitionist, Matthias Baldwin, had his likeness defaced in Philadelphia, while protesters in Boston vandalized a memorial to African-American soldiers in the Civil War. Born in Norway in 1829, Heg arrived in the US 11 years later. pic.twitter.com/Eu5LyTvzrZ. Despite Grant’s role in ending slavery and his prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan, Grant came crashing down last week. The original version of the statue … EMILY HAMER, STATE JOURNAL 5 comments As crowds clamored for the man’s release, the violence was not just aimed at inanimate objects: Democratic state Senator Tim Carpenter was attacked when he attempted to take a photo of the protests. The statue of Heg, an anti-slavery activist who fought and died for the Union during the U.S. Civil War, was decapitated and thrown into a Madison lake by protesters, the newspaper said. When the Civil War broke out, he was chosen to lead a regiment from Wisconsin. After it came crashing to the ground, the figure was unceremoniously rolled to a nearby lake and dumped, as the crowd cheered. The same group also tore down the Col. Hans Christian Heg statue a short time later. Wisconsin’s “Forward” statue lies in the street on Capitol Square in Madison, Wis. Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Late Tuesday in Madison, Democratic state Sen. Tim Carpenter was assaulted after taking a photo of protesters, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. © Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti”, 2005–2020. A chaotic night of protests in Madison, Wisconsin, left a state senator hospitalized as protesters pulled down statues outside the state’s capitol building. Heg was an … The "Forward" statue was covered with baking soda and left in the street after it was torn down on Tuesday night in Madison. 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A group tore down the statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg and threw it into Lake Monona, the station reported. Madison police say a group of about 200 to 300 people took control of a towing vehicle and tore down the Forward and Hans Christian Heg statues at the State Capitol overnight. Two statues were torn down outside the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison. The city’s ‘Lady Forward’ statue was also toppled and dumped. The unrest in Madison kicked off when police arrested a black man who’d brought a baseball bat into a restaurant in the area earlier that day. The Columbus statue outside Minnesota’s Capitol was … In Madison, statues of Wisconsin's motto "Forward" and of Col. Hans Christian Heg were dragged away from their spots guarding the statehouse. Want to discuss? Protesters got very confrontation when I tried to film. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that 21-year-old Sasha Clemente and 27-year-old Jacob Capps, both of Madison, are each faced with two counts of being a … Democratic state Sen. Tim Carpenter said … A crowd in Madison, Wisc. Early Wednesday, police in riot gear worked to clear a crowd of about 100 people that remained in the area.The Republican leader of the state Assembly called the protesters who knocked down the statues “thugs.”. pic.twitter.com/Wdu0KXKHw7. However, in their rush, the mobs have chosen some puzzling monuments for removal, among them a statue of President Ulysses S. Grant in San Francisco. Demonstrators had been marching around downtown Madison, frustrated after the arrest of a protester earlier in the day. Also torn down was Forward, a statue paid for women and sculpted by a female sculptor Jean Pond Miner, which commemorated women’s progress in Wisconsin. Please read our Commenting Policy first. Enraged Madison Protesters Assault State Senator, Tear Down Statue of Abolitionist. All rights reserved. That same statue was lashed with chains and torn down by rioters on Tuesday night. Wisconsin's "Forward" statue lies in the street on Capitol Square in Madison, Wis. Tuesday, June 23, 2020. “Innocent people are going to get killed,” he tweeted on Wednesday. That same statue was lashed with chains and torn down by rioters on Tuesday night. In the month of protests and riots that followed the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, monuments to slave-owning politicians and Confederate war heroes have been pulled down across the country. MADISON — Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol tore down two statues and attacked a state senator amid protests following the arrest … Video released by the Madison Police Department shows the man talking through the megaphone Tuesday while walking around the restaurant’s outdoor patio. Tim Carpenter, a Democratic state senator, said he was also violently attacked during the riots in Madison on the same night the Heg statue was torn down. I saw the man on the ground curled up in a ball. Statues of Wisconsin’s motto “Forward” and of Col. Hans Christian Heg were dragged away from the statehouse. He later joined the Republican Party and became known as an anti-slavery activist, as well as the leader of an anti-slave catcher militia. Statue EMILY HAMER, STATE JOURNAL In this Series Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol tore down two statues and attacked a state senator amid protests following the arrest of a Black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat. The statue of famed abolitionist Col. Hans Christian Heg was torn down and thrown into Madison's Lake Monona late Tuesday night. As many as five officers can be seen taking the man to the sidewalk and carrying him to a police squad car after he initially resisted arrest.The unrest followed weeks of mostly peaceful protests of the death of George Floyd, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis after a white police officer used his knee to pin down the handcuffed Black man’s neck even after Floyd stopped moving. Read RT Privacy policy to find out more. Protesters chanting for the release of the man who’d been arrested also broke glass at the Tommy Thompson Center and smashed windows and lights at the state Capitol. MADISON, Wis. — Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol tore down two statues, attacked a state senator and threw a Molotov cocktail into a government building amid protests following the arrest of a Black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a … Heg was a Norwegian migrant who fought for … The statue of Abraham Lincoln has stood outside Bascom Hall in Madison, WI, since 1906 Nalah McWhorter, Black Student Union president, says Lincoln's statue must come down On June 23, protesters in Madison wrapped chains around “Forward,” the bronze statue of a woman located at the State Street corner of Capitol Square, and pulled it down — while another statue, one of Col. Hans Christian Heg, was torn down from its … pic.twitter.com/p7ACUDz0SB, Found the statue of Hans Christian Heg in Madison's Lake Monona, almost a half-mile from where it was toppled on the Wisconsin State Capitol square. Forward is “an allegory of devotion and progress,” according to the Wisconsin Historical Society. MADISON, WIS. — Wisconsin has received $60,000 in federal grants to pay for the restoration of two statues outside the state Capitol that were torn down and … : police, Roosevelt statue to be removed from New York’s Museum of Natural History, Protesters topple statue of confederate general in D.C., set it on fire. (Picture from Wisconsin historical society) A statue of a Norwegian-born Civil War hero was torn down yesterday in Madison, Wisconsin. The "Forward" statue that typically sits at the top of State Street outside the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison was torn down by protesters, June, 23, 2020. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Two statues toppled, including one of an abolitionist. Criminal complaint: Same man helped tear down Hans statue, loot Madison jewelry store If convicted, Nelson could face 12 years in prison and upwards of $25,000 in fines. Isabel Togoh at Forbes reported this morning on actions in Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday: Protesters in Wisconsin drew condemnation late… The Wisconsin State Journal reports that protesters in Madison tore down two statues, assaulted a Democratic state senator, and attempted to start … Sections News MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Both statues torn down during demonstrations Tuesday night in downtown Madison have been recovered, according to … Carpenter told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he was punched numerous times and kicked in the head. Wisconsin's "Forward" statue lies in the street on Capitol Square in Madison, Wis. Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Black Lives Matter protesters in Madison, Wisc., became angry when one … With vandals targeting ‘problematic’ statues across the US, a crowd in Madison, Wisconsin vented their fury on an unlikely target: A memorial to Hans Christian Heg, an immigrant who died fighting against the Confederacy. 24, 2020 at 6:03 AM PDT. The statue has long been a silent participant in Madison protests for a variety of causes, serving as a place to hang signs and a climbing post for people leading chants. A statue of Hans Christian Heg in Madison, Wisc. On June 23, protesters tore down the two statues— one of Wisconsin’s motto “Forward” and one of Col. Hans Christian Heg. is seen in this file image. Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol tore down … Protesters wrapped chains around “Forward,” the bronze statue of a woman located at the State Street corner of Capitol Square, and pulled her down around 10:45 p.m. It had stood in front of the Capitol since 1925. Statue of Hans Christian Heg has been pulled down at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Tony Evers hadn’t intervened in the destruction of the statues, given it took place on state Capitol property. Fighting for the Union during the civil war, Heg was fatally wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga, and had a statue erected in his honor in 1924. 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